Your Vehicular Evolution

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  1. Copying Afghanmans post on old stuff.

    Just thought about the evolution of my vehicles since 80.

    In order and colour but not the actual vehicles of course.

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  2. Lemmee guess, you're a feckin hairdresser ain't you ?.
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  3. Me, since 1975: Mini 850, Mini 1000, Viva HB, 2CV, Visa Club, Visa II Super E, BX, BX Estate, Xantia, Felicia Estate, Xsara Picasso.

    The ones in green, I'd quite happily have again. Sod it, I'd also have the Viva, but only because it was a doddle to work on (just as well because it needed work regularly).
  4. Ford Granada Ghia 2.9, lada riva, Morris Marina 1973, Volvo 240GL Estate,Fiat Punto and now a Citreon C Crosser. Ones I had to give back when I sort of retired were a BMW760L and a Mercedes 320L S Class I loved the last two but cos they didn't belong to me I couldn't keep them
  5. Morris 1000, Sunbeam Vogue, SAAB (two-stroke thing), Vauxhall Viva, Vauxhall Victor, Hillman Hunter GT, Cortina 2.3, Granada Mk4, Volvo 740, Vauxhall Sintra, L200, MG TF.

    Plus of course lots of odds and sods that the Army have seen fit to entrust to me.
  6. Your mid life crisis evidenced by the 2 soft tops?
  7. Since 1982 in order

    1972 Pontiac Catalina coupe V-8 engine
    1967 Chevy Box Nova
    1973 Chevy Malibu
    1997 Ford Taurus Station Wagon
    1942 Willy's MB Jeep 4WD with correct ETO Markings
    1998 Toyota Corolla
    1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4WD
    2009 Nissan Pathfinder 4WD
  8. Most got replaced, but I had a few at the same time:

    1986 Yamaha RD125DX
    1987 Yamaha DT125LC (until 1990)
    1989 Honda CJ250
    1990 Kawazaki Z250
    1991 Kawazaki GPz750
    1992 Honda CB600
    1992 Kawazaki KLR600
    1994 Kawazaki GPx600
    1995 Morris Ital Estate 1.8
    1996 MG Metro 1.3 (until 1999)
    1997 Ford Seirra 2.0 (died six months later)
    1999 Mazda 323 1.3
    1999 Mazda 626 estate 1.6
    2001 Peugeot 307 SW 1.6
    2012 Mazda 6 Elegance 2.0
  9. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Since 1979:

    73 Hillman Hunter
    72 Saab 99
    73 Citroen (paid £90, sold headlights for £30 and rest of car for £30)
    81 Talbot Alpine
    86 Peugeot 505 GTD. Got this to 260000 miles over 12 years.
    93 Citroen diesel estate, forgot model.
    87 Peugeot 505 GTD.
    ?? Mazda estate
    ancient Beep-Beep van in Cyprus
    96 Peugeot 406 diesel estate to about 240000 miles.
    Currently in a another big Pug on 175000 miles.
  10. Some flash buggers here!!!
    Vespa P125E (with a 150 engine)
    Vespa PX 125E (with a 180 engine)
    Honda XBR 500 with full rickman fairing and boxes
    Honda VFR 750
    Honda CBR 600 (brand new, first of the CBRs)
    Volkswagan Pole 1.0
    Volkswagan Pole 1.0 (the one with the flat back to it)
    Nissan Micra 1.0
    Nissan Premera 1.6
    BMW 1.8iS coupe
    Brand new Reanault Megane 1.6 RXE
    Kawazaki ZXR 400
    Suzuki GSXF 750
    Honda Civic Coupe 1.6
    Volvo S40 T4 (or was it T5?) Company car
    Ford Granada Scorpio Ghia, Auto (dont ask!!) 253,000 miles when I sold it on for more than I paid for it!
    Honda CBR 600 (still have)
    Reanault Megane
    Landrover 110 V8 CSW (still have)
    Landrover 90 300 TDI (still have)
    Landrover Discovery
    Brand new Volvo C30 (Still have)
    Subaru Outback 2.51 SE (Still Have)

    Bloody hell, thats some list looking back on it!!!
  11. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

    Mini, mini, mini, Daf 55gt in beige and tweed. Nothing to recommend it except it ate everything incl 1600e's at traffic lights. Fiat Uno (it was sort of doctored by a friend of mine and went like hell and stopped on a sixpence) brilliant fun and was everyones weapon of choice for joyrides.
    Saw the remains of a fiat after a crash on the glanshane pass and went Volvo.
    Volvo, Carlton (one and only Vaux) Peugeot. Fiat, Renault Kangoo, (I have no idea) Chrysler PT Cruiser convertable. Great sound system and did 19 miles to the gallon.
    Nissan Note, by this stage all I needed was transport and couldnt care less what it was. But this thing was bulletproof. Cavernous, had tons of cubbyholes and powerpoints. Never put a foot wrong but it was so dull.
    Currently baby merc. We used to hire these everytime we went away. Ms Skid wanted to see if she could make the original (and subsequent ones) fall over. Solid,comfortable,took a bookcase when required. Does country roads and motorways. Went for roadtest. Stuck Rolling Stones paint it black in the cd player. Cranked it up, pronounced it acceptable and said we'd take it.
  12. My lot since 1983:

    82 Honda XL250
    84 Yamaha RZ350
    84 Yamaha XZ500
    85 Honda FT400

    --got hitched--

    69 Ford Anglia
    85 Honda Civic
    74 Ford Transit (campervan bumming around in UK/Europe)
    85 Toyota Corolla
    85 Toyota MR2
    84 Kawasaki GPZ900
    90 BMW 535
    94 Ducati 916
    79 Fiat X1/9
    86 Honda XL600
    89 Isuzu Trooper
    02 Toyota Rav4
    89 Toyota Hilux
    95 Fiat Coupe

    --got unhitched--

    02 Subaru Outback
    No bike at present :(

    Think that's all of them but you can forget a few.
  13. Astra club
    Ford fiesta ghia
    Suzuki GXSF 600
    Kawasaki 900 ninja
    Alfa spider 3.2 convertable
    Granada ghia estate 2.8
    Landrover 3.5 V8 ambulance
    KTM 300 exc
    Land rover 3.5 V8 ambulance current
    Mercedes W124 TE current

    Not a practical motor amongst them :)
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  14. Snap.
  15. 1986 Vauxhall Astra 1.3
    1989 Peugeot 205 1.0
    1995 Citroen Xantia 1.9TD
    1995 Peugeot 406 1.9TD (underpowered)
    1997 Peugeot 306 2.0 GTi (brilliant car)
    1999 Alfa 156 2.0